NFL offensive tackle best known as a member of teams like the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. He won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints before signing with the Cowboys in 2010.
He averaged a double-double during his last two seasons as a basketball player at Gosnell High School.
Though he attended the University of Mississippi on a basketball scholarship, he was encouraged to try out for the football team despite the fact that he had not played football since eighth grade.
He married track and field coach Kadeshia Fortune-Parnel, whom he met at the University of Mississippi.
He won a Super Bowl ring under the leadership of head coach Sean Payton as a member of the Saints.